Orkney Library & Archive and the library facility in the Warehouse Buildings, Stromness, provide a wide range of services, many of them free of charge.

We welcome everybody, whether a resident of Orkney or a visitor, and provide internet access on our computers for a small charge or free WiFi connection if you would rather use your own device.

Orkney Archive is housed within the main building in Kirkwall and is the place to go if you want to learn more about the history and culture of Orkney.

Orkney Family History Society also has an office within the building, so if you have Orkney roots they are definitely worth a visit.

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Mon & Thu 09:15 - 19:00. Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 09:15 - 17:00.


Mon, Tue, Fri 09:15 - 17:00

Thu 09:15 - 19:00

Closed Wed

Saturday 09:15 - 17:00